Sunday, July 31, 2011

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

I love gardening time!
I love picking all the veggies 3 feet from my door.
So when I finally had some Zucchini 
ready to pick, I wanted to do something 
"Special" with them.
This is what I came up with.
Lark's Country Heart
I combined two different recipes to get this
sweet, moist cake. To me it tastes just like a 
Texas Sheet cake with a touch of added spice.
I did NOT tell my husband or daughter 
that it had zucchini in it.....
(because if I had they would not have taken a bite!)
And ya know what?..they loved it!
**Note: It makes (1) 9x13 pan, plus (1) 9x9 pan**
 So it is perfect for a pot luck.
Or make a pan to take to a friend.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

2 C. Shredded Zucchini
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 C. Flour
1/4 C. Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Cinnamon
3 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla - (or use cold coffee) 
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Margarine
1 C. Water
1/2 C. Sour Cream
Preheat your oven to 350
Start by heating up the water, cocoa and margarine until margarine is melted and the cocoa is well mixed. I usually place it in the microwave for a minute. Stir and repeat if needed. Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl. Add in the sour cream,vanilla (or coffee), sugar and eggs. Beat well for 1 minute. Next add the zucchini, salt, cinnamon, soda and flour. Mix on low speed for a minute, then med. speed for another minute. 
Lightly spray your pans, then divide into the (2).. spread batter evenly in each pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center is cooked through.
Let cool before frosting. 
I used the Texas Sheet Cake frosting recipe
and added in a dash of Cinnamon.

Fresh Garden Baking,
Lark
 
 

13 comments:

Gloria said...

Absolutely yummy Lark!! gloria

Debi said...

Oh My! This looks sooo Delicious! I can't wait to sneak in a vegetable in My Boys cake.

Saw you one Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper Sunday! ~hugs~

Sinful Sundays said...

This looks delicious Lark! I love how you have zucchini in it. :)

Ellen Zames said...

This looks so great!!

Ellen

http://everydaysisters.blospot.com

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Lark is is the bee's knees. I would never attempt something like this but you make it sounds so darn good and so easy at the same time. I think "healthy" could even be thrown in there w/ the zucchini right?

The Better Baker said...

Oh you're sooo clever! This cake looks sooo good...and I'm gonna make it this week. I have a zucchini in the fridge just waiting to be made into this delicious treat. I'm sooo glad you shared!

A multi-dimensional life said...

This looks and sounds wonderful!!!

Lisa said...

Mmm, nothing like chocolate to make zucchini taste supreme.

Amy said...

This looks fantastic!! thanks for the recipe and found this via Church Super @ EMM!!

cheartstrings said...

This recipe just looks fantastic. My squash did not do well in all this heat this summer so I don't have enough no hand to make it, but I will go to the market and get some!

Bonnie said...

This looks like just the recipe for the 4 baseball bat sized zucchinis that I found in my garden after a two week vacation. Thanks for sharing.

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing this at Church Supper! Hope to see you again this week.

Everyday Mom's Meals

laurenkellynutrition.com said...

Lark, this looks AMAZING!!!!

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